Corona Virus

Please note that meetings of the Council have been suspended from 17th March 2020 until further notice. the office is now closed to members of the public, this is to protect our staff. Should wish to contact the office please call 01845 526445 or email at clerk@thirsk-tc.gov. uk

PUBLIC TOILETS MILLGATE THIRSK

Opening hours 8:00 to 17:00 (Winter Hours)

Do you need help? visit the The Clock volunteer group Web Site

COMMUNITY WORKS

Welcome to Thirsk Town Council

The first Council in Thirsk came into being as Thirsk Parish Council in December 1894 as a result of the Local Government Act of that year.

The Local Government Act of 1972 gave Parish Councils the opportunity to change titles and Thirsk opted for its present title of Thirsk Town Council. This change meant that the Chairman became the Mayor.

Market Place

What we do

The Council is responsible for managing or maintaining the following:-
Thirsk Cemetery, public amenity areas and open spaces including The Holmes, Castle Garth, riverside picnic areas, Mill Gardens and St James Green, 8 play areas The Market Place Clock, St Mary's Church clock and floodlights, the Market Place bus shelter, notice boards, plaques and interpretation boards, plinths and various planters, White Mare roundabout, public seats, the Christmas tree and surrounding lights.
To prevent the closure of Millgate public toilets and provide facilities to help maintain Thirsk as a successful tourist attraction the Town council has taken over the toilets from Hambleton District Council.
The Town Council contributes to the running of the Town Hall, maintenance of Thirsk and Sowerby Flatts, the Millennium Green and Carrs Field and makes small grants to voluntary and charitable bodies.
The Council is consulted on planning applications, statutory notices and generally on issues involving Thirsak